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Former West Virginia coach survives Florida high school shooting

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The Logan Banner

LOGAN, W.Va. — An assistant football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, and perhaps his last words were spoken to a fellow coach and Logan County native Willis May.

The football program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tweeted that assistant coach Aaron Feis died while selflessly shielding students.

The tweet ended: “He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.”

Feis graduated from the school in 1999 and worked mainly with the junior varsity, the team website said. It said he lived in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter.

A former student is charged with using an AR-15 to kill 17 people at the school. The team website said Feis spent his entire coaching career at Stoneman Douglas after playing there as a student.

The Sun Sentinel reported that Feis, acting as a school security guard, responded to the original call on a school walkie-talkie. Someone on the radio asked if loud sounds they heard were firecrackers, said football coach Willis May, who also carries a radio.

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